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University of Surrey

Financial Mathematics

UCAS Code: N300
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Finance
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Overall: AAA (AAB including Further Mathematics) We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Grade A in Mathematics. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Scottish Highers

Overall: AAAAB Required Subjects: Grade A in Mathematics. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Advanced Highers

Overall: AAA Required Subjects: Grade A in Mathematics. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Overall: D*DD BTEC Extended Diploma and A-Level Mathematics at Grade A. Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

International Baccalaureate

Overall: 34 Required Subjects: HL6 in Mathematics. GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Providing the ideal preparation for a career in finance, our BSc Financial Mathematics consists of one third core mathematics, one third statistics and one third economics and finance. These programmes also include financial topics such as analysis of shares, equities, cash flows and interest rates, along with an introduction to the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. In the final year, half of each programme consists of core modules in statistics and financial economics, alongside a choice of options ranging from Games, Markets and Information to Chaotic Dynamics.


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

University of Surrey

University entrance

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
58% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
432 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.
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